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St. John’s Wort Tea

St. John’s Wort Tea

Scientific Name – Hypericum spp

St. John’s wort (Hypericum spp.) is a pretty little shrub and has been used for centuries to help with certain ailments it is caffeine and gluten free, it is hand picked and dried in small little bunches. It has always been a bit of a mystical plant to me, having heard of its healing properties, It has been said to say that he can help with Seasonal Affective disorder, depression, nervousness, tiredness, poor appetite, and trouble sleeping as well as help with the effects of the menopause, helping with hot flushes and night sweats.

There is strong scientific evidence that it is effective for mild to moderate depression and some reports have said it is just as good as Prozac in its effectviness,

Consult a Doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking any sort of anti-rejection medications, heart medications, or any drugs used for heart disease, HIV, and cancer before taking this tea.

Flavour – Floral, sweet and green, reminiscent of wild honey

Did you know?

St john’s wort is named after, surprisingly St John the Baptist after it flowers around the time of the summer solstice on or around St. John’s day on 24 June.


Ingredients: St John’s Wort


St. John’s Wort Tea

Scientific Name – Hypericum spp

Brewing Instructions

I’d use one teaspoon per cup, and place inside a teapot or mug. Boil water and steep for between 3 and 10 minutes, strain. Add honey if desired